Three people have died and 24 militants arrested in 24 insurgency-related incidents by Naga groups over the past six months.
China said it plans to seek a clarification from Washington as any “irresponsible” third party intervention in Sino-Indian border dispute will “complicate” the issue.
While it requires construction of only a 15-km stretch between Lumla in Tawang and Tashigang in Bhutan, once operational, it will cut down travel distance between Tawang and Guwahati by almost 200 kms.
Police officer, Nabin Payeng, said the landslide swept through a labor camp at a construction site in Tawang.
Singh called up Chief Minister Kalikho Pul and took stock of the situation in the state following the landslide in border town Tawang and floods in Changlang and a few other districts.
The new runway surfaces and other infrastructure are being built as per the standards for any other modern airfield in the country.
The airfield in Ziro, 167 kms from Itanagar, which originally belonged to the Airports Authority of India, was lying idle without any maintenance for several years, once had Vayudoot service from Dibrugarh.
Those who backed Pul also included 11 BJP legislators and two Independents who had last week extended in writing their support to the new Congress government of Pul.
‘This also includes transfer and posting of required officials, suspension and even termination of officials who do not perform in accordance to their assigned duties, Pul said.
Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, appearing for Arunachal Congress leaders, said that the swearing-in of the government led by rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul would create a new method of toppling governments.
The rebel Congress leader, who at present has the support of 19 of 45 Congress MLAs, is confident of winning the floor test in the 60-member House.
Describing himself as a good contractor who never compromised on quality, Pul said he built 37 government RCC buildings, over a dozen bridges and several hundred kilometres of road.
Pul’s swearing in came a day after the Supreme Court vacated its order of maintaining status quo in the state, thus paving the way for installation of a new government.
Pul’s wait to assume power has almost come to an end with the Supreme Court finally clearing the way for a new government to be installed in Itanagar in the next two days.
“We have heard your arguments on injunction. We don’t propose to pass any order and we will hear the matter on merits,” said the bench.